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The Climate and Clean Air Coalition's Municipal Solid Waste Initiative was launched in 2012 to assist cities and municipalities reduce short-lived climate pollutant (SLCP) emissions from waste management. Organizing and leading workshops involving city representatives has been one of the initiative’s key capacity building activities.
During the Coalition’s High-level Assembly meeting at COP 23 and through the Bonn Communique, the Coalition Partners resolved to develop policies and measures that encourage national, state, and local governments to work together with the private sector to reduce SLCP emissions from municipal solid waste and create healthy cities and communities. The commitment places a particular emphasis on the following workstreams:
The Coalition Partners have tasked the Waste Initiative with helping to fulfill these commitments. As part of this effort, the Waste Initiative is conducting a capacity-building session for stakeholders in Asia that will present best practices in each of these workstreams.
The three and a half-hour session will take place during the 2018 ISWA World Congress in Kuala Lumpur. The session will include numerous technical and policy-focused presentations interspersed with case studies, organized as follows: